The world’s relentless march towards greater sustainability continues unabated as the US, China and the European Union (EU) commit to new measures strengthening their respective climate commitments. 

Having been the international sustainability “bad boy” under the Trump Administration, the US under President Joe Biden has been key to make amends. On Earth Day, April 22, the White House promised to cut US emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030.

The new targets expand upon former President Barack Obama’s earlier pledge to cut emissions by 26-28% by 2025. The US has also committed to double climate financing to the developing world to help them cut their emissions too. Sustainability has found its way to the highest levels of government as a national climate task force is developing a national climate strategy. 

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